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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

De Bortoli La Bossa Merlot 2016

Smells like a solid, jammy red - a generous wine, pencil shavings and a smattering of vanilla. Solid start. 

Palate not so sharp. A bitterness pervades, as opposed to the fruit one might expect given the aromatics. Ripeness understood given the level of stated alcohol.

Still, a rub of tannin across the palate. Look, it sits well in the mouth and is well poised. Mustn't grumble at the dollar. 86 

Tasted on: Wednesday 26th July, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $9.99
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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